Mock drafts are an excellent exercise to work out strategies, get battle tested, and refine player versus player decision-making as a clock ticks down. My go-to site to quickly join a mock draft is fantasyfootballcalculator.com. In this mock draft, I tested out 'zero running back' strategy - explaining the concept in the draft plan section.
- 12 Teams
- PPR Scoring, 6pt Passing TDs
- Start QB-2RB-2WR-TE-Flex
- Draft Position: 1.04
This draft plan was outside my comfort zone as I typically grab at least a running back or two within the opening rounds of a draft. My goal was to wait until at least Round 5 before looking at running back, if not longer. The idea behind zero running back is to maximize more sturdy positions with early capital while taking plenty of later round shots on optimistic depth charts and talent situations around NFL backfields.